Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says worship centres (Churches and Mosques) in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city, will reopen effective August 7, 2020, amid Coronavirus in Lagos.
Naija News reports that Churches and Mosques had been shut in Lagos since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 led by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) had earlier okayed the reopening of churches and mosques in the country but the Lagos State government insisted that worship centres remained shut.
However, announcing at an ongoing briefing on Saturday, Governor Sanwo-Olu said, “Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers.”
Meanwhile, this coming at a time the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night confirmed that Lagos has recorded over 15,000 Covid-19 infections and about 200 associated fatalities, the highest by a state in the country.
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